Matthew Scarborough

Florida Statute 626.854 Rings in Era of Public Adjuster Regulation

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: March 12, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The bane of our mutual existence, public adjusters, have been regulated in the past by statutes involving conduct of licensed Florida adjusters.  With the advent of Florida Statute Section 626.854, a new era of public adjuster regulation has begun.  I strongly recommend EUO’s where appropriate of public adjusters as their admissions (or lack thereof) often lead to dismissal or quick resolution of property related matters.  The important provisions of this new statute are:

1. A public adjuster can solicit business between 8am – and 8pm Monday through Friday;
2. A public adjuster must wait 48 hours after an event to solicit business;
3. It is an actionable unfair business practice for a public adjuster to provide materials regarding an insurer which are untrue, misleading or deceptive;
4. A public adjuster must be given 48 hours notice for inspection of the insured property;
5. A public adjuster can not prevent an  insurer from reasonable access at reasonable times to the insured property or to the insured himself(herself);

As always should you have any questions or thoughts regarding this development on Florida law, do not hesitate to call.

Regards,

Matthew C. Scarborough

2012 Public Adjuster Regulations

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